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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Housing and Community Development
Board of Housing and Community Development
Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code [13 VAC 5 ‑ 63]
Action Update the Uniform Statewide Building Code
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 6/26/2020
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6/24/20  11:38 am
Commenter: Jennifer Bears

Virginia's need to update outdated building efficiency standards

To whom it may concern,

Each time I see a house being torn down and a new inefficient house being built in my neighborhood, I ask myself the question:

Why is Fairfax County allowing houses be built that are not only expensive to heat and cool but definitely not addressing health, safety, energy and water conservation necessary to "build" a better world. These houses are not in line with the IECC.  Building energy efficient houses are absolutely necessary in order to ensure that future generations have a high standard of living instead of a world that will be uninhabitable.  We should be leading the way in adopting energy efficient housing.  It is unacceptable that a highly educated, wealthy county such as Fairfax would be so out of touch with the realities of the demise of our planet because people are putting profit ahead of the health and well being of our environment.  Future generations will curse you if you do not "get with the program" and start taking the environmental crisis seriously.

Please stop allowing builders to tear down the trees. Trees are one of the best ways to fight pollution. Some countries are planting trees to stop pollution.


Jennifer Bears




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